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Posted: 6/5/2002 9:55:19 PM EDT

1. The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were
Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
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2. Coca-Cola was originally green.
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3.  Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.
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4.  Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
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5.  The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work:
Alaska
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6.  The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get
this......)

7. The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
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8.  The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400
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9.  The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour --
61,000
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10.  Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
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11.  The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in
1910.
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12.  The youngest pope was 11 years old.
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13. The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
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14.  Those San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National
Monuments.
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15.  Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from
history:
Spades - King David, Hearts - Charlemagne, Clubs -Alexander, the Great
Diamonds - Julius Caesar
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16. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
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17.  If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs
in the air, the person died in battle.  If the horse has one front
leg in the air the person died as a result of wounds received in
battle.  If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died
of
natural causes.
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18.  Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July
4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson.  Most of the rest signed on
August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years
later.
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20.  "I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
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21.  Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that make them
looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
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22.  No NFL team which plays its home games in a domed stadium has ever
won a Super bowl.
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23.  The only two days of the year in which there are no professional
sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before
and the day after the Major League all-stars Game.
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Link Posted: 6/5/2002 9:55:55 PM EDT
Q.  What occurs more often in December than any other month?
A.  Conception.
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Q.  What separates "60 Minutes," on CBS from every other TV show?
A.  No theme song
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Q.  Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
A.  Their birthplace.
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Q.  Most boat owners name their boats.  What is the most popular boat
name requested?
A. Obsession
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Q.  If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until
you would find the letter "A"?
A.  One thousand
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Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser
printers all have in common?
A.  All invented by women.
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Q.  What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
A.  Honey
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Q.  There are more collect calls on this day than any other day of the
year?
A.  Father's Day
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Q.  What trivia fact about Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) is the most
ironic?
A.  He was allergic to carrots.
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Q.  What is an activity performed by 40% of all people at a party?
A. Snoop in your medicine cabinet.
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1.  In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by
ropes.
When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed
firmer to sleep on.
Hence the phrase "goodnight, sleep tight."
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2.  It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a
month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his
son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and
because their calendar was lunar based, this period was
called the honey month or what we know today as the honeymoon.
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3.  In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts.  So in old
England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at
them mind their own pints and quarts and settle down.  It's where we get
the phrase "mind your P's and Q's"
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4.  Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into
the rim or handle of their ceramic cups.  When they
needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service.  "Wet your
whistle" is the phrase inspired by this practice.
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5.  In ancient England a person could not have sex unless you had
consent of the King (unless you were in the Royal Family).
When anyone wanted to have a baby, they got consent of the King, the
King gave them a placard that they hung on their door while
they were having sex.  The placard had F.*.*.*.
(Fornication Under Consent of the King) on it.
Now you know where that came from.
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6.  In Scotland, a new game was invented.  It was entitled Gentlemen
Only Ladies Forbidden...  and thus the word GOLF entered
into the English language.

Link Posted: 6/5/2002 10:02:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/5/2002 10:14:09 PM EDT
17 is a urban legend.....

And the origins of the "F" word are in Old English, but it was not an abbreviation. It is an Old English word for "to strike"...


Scott

Link Posted: 6/6/2002 11:06:26 AM EDT
IIRC, the St. Louis Rams play in a domed stadium & they beat my hometown Titans in the Super Bowl.
Link Posted: 6/6/2002 11:32:41 AM EDT
Quoted:
17 is a urban legend.....

And the origins of the "F" word are in Old English, but it was not an abbreviation. It is an Old English word for "to strike"...


Scott

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cool post!!!! have to agree on the #17 one, where i live there is a statue of custer on a horse, the horse is standing..... we all know what happened to HIM.
Link Posted: 6/6/2002 11:40:32 AM EDT
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17 is a urban legend.....

And the origins of the "F" word are in Old English, but it was not an abbreviation. It is an Old English word for "to strike"...


Scott

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[stick]
Link Posted: 6/6/2002 11:48:04 AM EDT
Quoted:

And the origins of the "F" word are in Old English, but it was not an abbreviation. It is an Old English word for "to strike"...


Scott

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Would that word perhaps be fong?

Jake
Link Posted: 6/6/2002 3:06:42 PM EDT
Quoted:
Quoted:

And the origins of the "F" word are in Old English, but it was not an abbreviation. It is an Old English word for "to strike"...


Scott

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Would that word perhaps be fong?

Jake
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i was told it was german flicken meaning to strike
Link Posted: 6/6/2002 3:34:16 PM EDT
"Mind your p's and q"s" came from printers when type was set by hand. Lowercase p's and q's were easily mixed up, so the printer's told their typesetters to mind your p's and q's.
Link Posted: 6/6/2002 4:30:14 PM EDT
No. 22? Don't the Rams play in a domed stadium?
Link Posted: 6/6/2002 4:38:33 PM EDT
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i was told it was german flicken meaning to strike
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Naww, the German word for "to fuck" is "ficken". Careful, friends of Captain Scheissekopf: "ficken" means just that in German, it's not being used as universal filler and amplifier. Occasionally it's used in a way similar to "he screwed me" (as in "he presbyterianated me, the cheap bastard")
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